How can I get predictable results when calling OneNote Graph API?

Mark Ward 15 Reputation points

I am reading a list of notes from a section. Today, I moved several pages to a different section. When I called the API to list the pages for the section, it showed pages from 2021 combined with the remaining pages. The pages from 2021 are stored in a different section than the one I am querying.

When I view the section in OneNote it should only contain 4 pages. When I am accessing the section via Microsoft Graph I am getting these 4 pages and an additional 16 pages. These additional pages are not in this section but are located in a different section. The Graph API is returning an inconsistent state for this section.

The query for the pages is using a section pages endpoint. The results given contain pages in this section and 16 additional pages that exist in another section or were deleted. All of the additional pages are close to their creation date, around October 2021. The section queried is expected to return 4 pages created in 2023.

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  1. Gopinath Chennamadhavuni 2,416 Reputation points

    Hi @Mark Ward,

    Thanks for reaching out.  

    I am able to replicate this issue in my test tenant. As per my analysis, there is delay reflecting the changes from OneNote UI to Graph API response as it relies on indexing service in the backend. 

    Can you check the same Graph API response after few minutes the change from OneNote UI?

    If you are still facing the same issue with some delay, I would recommend you to raise a support case with Microsoft Graph, a Support Engineer will be able to assist you better. You can raise support ticket from or

    Hope this helps.

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